Razer launched the Razer Basilisk Ultimate and the Razer Basilisk X HyperSpeed gaming mice this week. Both models join the company’s wireless mouse family and offer Razer’s popular HyperSpeed technology. According to the company, HyperSpeed is “25% faster than any other wireless gaming technologies,” and provided the lowest click latency in any wireless mouse technology. Razer added that the improved Adaptive Frequency Hopping of Razer HyperSpeed “provides a perfectly lag-free wireless connection,” and explained that the tech constantly scans frequency channels for any interference and seamlessly switches across channels in real-time.
“With the Basilisk Ultimate, we have combined the fastest wireless technology with even more customizable features than its predecessor. As for the Basilisk X HyperSpeed, it supports the highest battery life in any wireless gaming mouse,” said Alvin Cheung, Senior Vice President of Razer’s Peripherals Business Unit. “Both mice are perfect for gamers who want full wireless control and responsiveness.”
The Razer Basilisk Ultimate is equipped with the same Focus+ 20K DPI Optical Sensor as the Razer Viper Ultimate. On top of having the highest sensor specifications available to-date, it features new intelligent functions like Smart Tracking, Asymmetric Cut-Off, and Motion Sync for greater tracking accuracy. The mouse is also equipped with Raze Optical Mouse Switches, which require no physical contact to send electrical signals to the PC, eliminating the need for debounce delay and causing zero corrosive effects.
The Basilisk Ultimate also allows up to five on-board memory profiles, so users have instant access to their personal settings wherever they are using the device. The company claims that the mouse can run at peak performance for up to 100 continuous hours. Similar to the Razer Viper lineup, the Razer Basilisk Ultimate is improved with smoother PTFE mouse feet to aid users in executing fast flicks. The mouse is bundled together with the Razer Mouse Dock that can indicate the current battery status or charging level. Customers can also enjoy the mouse in wired mode with the included Razer Speedflex Cable. Simply plug it into the mouse dock’s USB-A input for full control and minimal drag.
On the outside, you’ll find 11 programmable buttons, including the multi-function pedal for extended controls where users can switch between game functions or settings. The device offers 14 Razer Chroma RGB lighting zones, and each LED can be individually programmed in Chroma Studio. You can even adjust the scroll wheel resistance. The device is also compatible with Xbox One for basic mouse input.
The Razer Basilisk Ultimate & Razer Mouse Dock ships for $169, and you can buy them seperatly for $149 and $49 respectively. You can find the Razer Basilisk Ultimate right here on Amazon.
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